View Full Version : Davinci's Butterfly, Balázs Pápay (3D)


BGX
01 January 2005, 03:46 PM
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Title: Davinci's Butterfly
Name: Balázs Pápay
Country: Hungary
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop, VRay

Hello there,

This scene was made for a contest named "Mechanical Insect". I got an idea to create a new scale-model from a concept based on Leonardo’s research and here is the story:

In the fifteenth century, the wish to fly like the birds forced Leonardo to design flying machines. He has a lot of notebooks containing 7000 pages where we can find some drafts with his imagination about those… But we never ever find out about what his first model was. Maybe he built one, or not; it would be a secret forever. But now let me present to you my mysterious butterfly, which may have been his first one…

The model was created in 3dsMAX, polygonal modeling, rendered with Vray. All the textures in Photoshop.

Hope you like it.

pierrebixquert
01 January 2005, 04:53 PM
Very nice Modeling and texture.:thumbsup: ***** for you.. :)


Pierre

JQuest
01 January 2005, 05:23 PM
Where could it be....? Yeah I found http://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon4.gif Set as background. Awesome m8. I really like the model and the concept was also great. No critics. http://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon13.gif

JQ

Phlipee
01 January 2005, 05:25 PM
Wow man, Just Wow! i like it, very cool concept

mlpol79
01 January 2005, 06:03 PM
Beautiful image one of my favorite peaces I give you 5 stars for this one, Great job

B3AND1P
01 January 2005, 06:19 PM
Great texturing! I think you have done a wonderful job, keep up the good work.

Lil'Stop
01 January 2005, 07:36 PM
Very Nice image

williamwonka
01 January 2005, 07:59 PM
I love eveything about it! Texturing.. lighting... composition.. models.. all well done!

MoMaZa
01 January 2005, 10:11 PM
Amazing Render Dude
And Lighting
GOngrats

ernia
01 January 2005, 11:36 PM
Just fantabulous! Love the subject and I love the lighting. Nice detail on the sowed wing. Very good job "Leo". I'm a little bit distracted by the empty table in the upper right, though. I want something to be there.

ernia

SUN
01 January 2005, 11:37 PM
:thumbsup: VERY nice work :thumbsup:

ghostent
01 January 2005, 11:37 PM
Excellent piece of work.I wish it could have been a larger creature or maybe just a high rez version to look at it better.But still a great piece of work.:thumbsup:

Razorb
01 January 2005, 11:46 PM
Incredible, love the model, textures, lighting really great work.

SOuLjA`-
02 February 2005, 12:01 AM
interesting story and cool work man!!! :thumbsup:

Laa-Yosh
02 February 2005, 12:03 AM
What he hasn't told you is that this image won a contest as well :D

BGX
02 February 2005, 01:22 AM
Wow!

Many thanks for your reply, I really appreciate all of them.
More images:
highres (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/highres.jpg)
screenshots (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/screenshots.jpg)
smooth1 (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/smooth1.jpg)
smooth2 (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/smooth2.jpg)
wireside (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/wireside.jpg)
wiretop (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/wiretop.jpg)

pearson
02 February 2005, 01:23 AM
Wow! I realy like this piece! What contest was it for?

Sue3d
02 February 2005, 01:27 AM
I love the colors! :thumbsup:

Nagyon szép kép. Gratulálok a nyertes helyezéshez!

Ollarin
02 February 2005, 02:09 AM
Awesome! Real nice colours and texturing! 5 Stars from me!

weld
02 February 2005, 03:13 AM
very nice work!:thumbsup:

slice56
02 February 2005, 03:32 AM
amazing detail! i love the edges of the papers :eek:

blackdog-MAX
02 February 2005, 04:48 AM
http://www.cgtalk.com./images/smilies/thumbsup.gif VERY nice work http://www.cgtalk.com./images/smilies/thumbsup.gif

DeluksZ
02 February 2005, 07:10 AM
KEdves Balázs... őszinte gratulációm a képért:) Lenyűgöző. Remélem egyszer majd hasonló tudással rendelkezem e téren mint te:) Csak igy tovább. Előre Magyarok :thumbsup:
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Dear Balázs...congratulation for this image:) It's Amazing. I hope that one day I will have the same skills as you. Keep on this way. Go Hungary :thumbsup:

fried
02 February 2005, 07:16 AM
Awesome concept and some great modelling.

loocas
02 February 2005, 07:18 AM
Cool idea and a great finish! The only thing I dislike is the background you can actually see in the top right corner - wooden table or something... But other than that = superb. http://www.cgtalk.com/images/rating/rating_4.gif from me man :thumbsup:

Joggle
02 February 2005, 07:39 AM
I wish, Leonardo da Vinci could see this!!

great - i like your idea, the composition and the final result very much!!

greez

Jameslsy
02 February 2005, 07:55 AM
That is very awesome!

Congrats!

BGX
02 February 2005, 09:00 AM
Wow! I realy like this piece! What contest was it for?

The contest was in Hungary more than 1 year ago hosted by Design21 magazine.
other (http://href.hu/x/74y) competitors

And the topic was about "Mechanical Insect" design - presented in its "functional" environment.

BGX
02 February 2005, 09:24 AM
And one more closeup... Hope you will enjoy this as well...


http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/closeup.jpg

Koen86
02 February 2005, 11:15 AM
Really impressive! luv your work, great detail, just Amazing

Greetz Koen

KaDDD
02 February 2005, 12:18 PM
great job ! !very original " wood mecca " leonard da vinci !! it's your grand father ?!!! !
i like your mechanical details ,it's run !! !
where we can find the contest please , i'm curious to sse all entries ??!! !!
good job man ++

BGX
02 February 2005, 12:40 PM
where we can find the contest please , i'm curious to sse all entries ??!! !!
good job man ++[/QUOTE]

allentries (http://href.hu/x/74y)

Lemog
02 February 2005, 01:36 PM
For sure... I love that... a true good style and realization... the subject was too good than the mood... great :thumbsup:

Your universe was near of mine you know... congratulation :beer:

rbgallinera
02 February 2005, 01:40 PM
wow...it looks as it could really take off alright.

borysj
02 February 2005, 05:58 PM
Great details, texturing and lighting
:thumbsup:

in your sofa
02 February 2005, 08:35 PM
shweeeeet stuff :thumbsup:

always did have a thing for DaVinci

josefelixtovar
02 February 2005, 09:10 PM
realmente te feliccito esta exelente esa scena!!! saludos desde Caracas Venezuela

koncz
02 February 2005, 10:12 PM
Great modelling work for this creation, i'm impressed by the details of the model. One excellent work:thumbsup: .


Georges.:)

chikega
02 February 2005, 10:16 PM
Excellent detail throughout - one humble criticism would be of the broken pencil, wouldn't it be more jaggedy with long slender splinters. The fragments look like ceramic fragments. :)

rswanson
02 February 2005, 10:44 PM
Fantastic, just wonderful. Technically this piece is awesome but the subject is the best part. It has so much style and character that the mind makes up a story after just a single glance. I really can't applaud your concept any more!

Zarathustra
02 February 2005, 11:21 PM
Exquisite! I love this. Is this really based on one of his drawings?
I think yours is the best entry in that link. There might be more detailed models, but yours is a completely worked out scene. Really nice.

As far as the broken pencil, I doubt if there were pencils in Leonardo's time. Pieces of graphite, lead, copper and silver were bound by hand in some sort of holder and used for fine line drawing. as long as we're getting technical, Chikega:D

BGX
02 February 2005, 09:15 AM
Exquisite! I love this. Is this really based on one of his drawings?
I think yours is the best entry in that link. There might be more detailed models, but yours is a completely worked out scene. Really nice.

As far as the broken pencil, I doubt if there were pencils in Leonardo's time. Pieces of graphite, lead, copper and silver were bound by hand in some sort of holder and used for fine line drawing. as long as we're getting technical, Chikega:D


Many thanks for your reply and you critic!

Only the style from Leonardo but the concept and the story is mine. I do not think so if he had a model like this or who knows ? As I told you it was made for a contest…
Leonardo worked with red chalk and I tired to modeling that but you are right maybe the 6 sided shape was not too smart idea.

deathblood
02 February 2005, 09:23 AM
I like it..where can I buy it??http://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon13.giffor you

kkk007
02 February 2005, 09:57 AM
Wow!How cool!

freka01
02 February 2005, 10:10 AM
Nice image.

Sanskrit
02 February 2005, 10:40 AM
:) Very very kool concept . Your attention to detail is fabulous . Look forward to see more of your work soon . Cheers :thumbsup:

shotta
02 February 2005, 10:50 AM
Very very very nice image :bounce:

Escaper
02 February 2005, 11:29 AM
Excellent lighting and color gamma!

Nucleo
02 February 2005, 01:12 PM
Nice very nice.. Lots of details in that drawing.

Zabian
02 February 2005, 12:41 AM
Wow very nice.

Tasty
02 February 2005, 05:34 PM
very nice modeling

TommyJakobsen
02 February 2005, 07:42 PM
Very nice work, I like it!

OTO-ACP
02 February 2005, 09:11 AM
Yop BGX!!! :bounce: Beautiful work!!! pretty design and environment!!! Sorry for my english!!!:buttrock:

spideynick
02 February 2005, 10:09 AM
Beautifully lighted, and wonderfully textured. Perhaps you can reveal more of your main model? it would be nice to see it closer. :)

fred84
02 February 2005, 10:41 AM
wow it is really beautiful. nice modeling, nice texturing, nice lightning.... all very nice ;)

congratulations

nachofrades
02 February 2005, 10:47 AM
Excellent, very detailed modeling...

z4n
02 February 2005, 11:37 AM
wow...amazing work :eek:
...very original and well done! :thumbsup:

BGX
02 February 2005, 12:33 PM
Beautifully lighted, and wonderfully textured. Perhaps you can reveal more of your main model? it would be nice to see it closer. :)

Many thanks again for your very nice critics.
Please find more detailed renders below.
highres (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/highres.jpg)
screenshots (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/screenshots.jpg)
smooth1 (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/smooth1.jpg)
smooth2 (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/smooth2.jpg)
wireside (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/wireside.jpg)
wiretop (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/wiretop.jpg)
texture (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/texture.jpg)

BGX
02 February 2005, 12:38 PM
The close-up again:
closeup (http://web.axelero.hu/bgx1/closeup.jpg)

ZouhairY
02 February 2005, 03:48 PM
exotic tex. and details
well done
5* from me...

massabny
02 February 2005, 09:14 PM
u r the davinci of 3d ....nice work

9ducn
02 February 2005, 07:30 AM
VERY NICE

I like it !

plusArchi
02 February 2005, 08:35 AM
Beautifully modeling, texture and lighting.
I like it :eek: :eek: :eek:

Kaan88
02 February 2005, 12:32 PM
very nice work:applause:

Skyraider3D
02 February 2005, 08:40 AM
Very nice style. Maybe add a little bloom though, to make the lighting look even softer :)

Jess Feidt
02 February 2005, 10:23 AM
Your clothe and stitching are great. Very nice attention to detail with your model. Might have been nice to see a couple objects scattered in the background.

MITRICH
02 February 2005, 02:52 PM
Very, very nice :-)

Larkord
02 February 2005, 05:12 PM
Really cool stuff.

Star-searcher-2103
02 February 2005, 01:34 AM
Amazing Work! :bowdown:

cadavatar
02 February 2005, 01:43 AM
Leonardo DaVinci was one of those rare visionaries who saw hundreds of years into the future with his ideas.

Even choosing his work or ideas as a basis for doing something in CG deserves some merit.

The image you posted is beautifully detail-oriented.

Piledriver2004
02 February 2005, 02:56 PM
Great job, I like it!

AlexMateo
02 February 2005, 11:24 PM
I love the texure, great work, how many hours? :thumbsup:

Sorry my english is broken :rolleyes:

penartist26
02 February 2005, 06:46 AM
very impressive artwork! ahhh great +9

DimitrisK
02 February 2005, 09:50 AM
Great idea, Great visualization. I am a Davinci fun too (like many many others ofcourse) and I think your machine looks very Davincisque (I just made this mord up...). Anyway, keep up the good work, and read the Davince Code. Very inspiring book

trafamwa
02 February 2005, 11:29 AM
Hi man I love Butterfly but now I am afraid :scream:
nice cut on the wing

ironic440
02 February 2005, 03:28 PM
5 stars from me.:thumbsup:

umnifarious184
02 February 2005, 01:26 AM
cool man... that looks real good... textures are awsome.

bzouchir
02 February 2005, 01:51 AM
wow! nice work!what amazes me is u're passion for detail ;)!!

I don't think even Davinci thought of that much detail!

great job!

chino
02 February 2005, 02:51 AM
create...imaginate

excellent it is

seccad
02 February 2005, 07:07 AM
wooow:applause: really wonderful work:thumbsup:

jdsb
02 February 2005, 09:09 PM
its a masterpiece...congrats

Rochr
02 February 2005, 04:37 PM
A beautiful scene. Extremely well constructed plus i love the idea.
Also nice to see other people from my old hometown here. :)

Hyperphuzion
02 February 2005, 09:22 PM
Amazing work. Love the detail on both the model and the background. Awesome textures. Great work.

Biohazard
02 February 2005, 05:15 AM
That's a lovely work, nice done. Congratulations ! I love the detailed look and the smooth light.

v2vishal
02 February 2005, 08:32 AM
Hi,
I'm a newbie in CGTalk. I like the lighting and materials used.
Congrats on winning the competition.:thumbsup:

goofslapper.com
02 February 2005, 03:59 PM
The model/texture is really nice. The very idea of the work is very cool as well but the thing that holds me in this image is your color and light.

watteville
02 February 2005, 10:49 AM
great work!!
why did you make the textures in photoshop. would it be possible to do so inside MAX?

dandan
02 February 2005, 02:47 PM
Congratulations to your work, i like it very much, it deserved the first place on the contest. I like your home page, maybe you shold add the link next time to one of your new work.
Így tovább! :applause:

aminuts
02 February 2005, 08:32 AM
Congratulations!!

So many things to love about this!

I absolutely love the concept!!

I love that you were curious enuf to research it and wonder how he got there or started on that train of thought.

I love that you were so enamoured by the idea you turned it into a work of art.

I love it even more that your tribute to the man of many talents, so closely resembles his work, that it could be, had he lived our times created such a machine on his computer to dazzle us and make us desire to create or build our own flying machine.


Thank you for this piece......I am grateful to cgtalk for this latest announcement of winners or I might have missed this great celebration of genious!!

conceptx
02 February 2005, 08:39 AM
I can't breath.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

motagaly
02 February 2005, 02:27 PM
Salamo Alykom

this is a master-mind work .. i love the textures alot and it seems to be very har domodel the spider ..

anyway .. great work man ...

keep it up.

Salam

shy-guy
02 February 2005, 03:22 PM
Two thumbs up! hope i could do some work like this one day..

kengsing
02 February 2005, 07:59 AM
surely, Davinci will feel very proud of you. :) really, i like it very much.

Jo_Anna
02 February 2005, 02:20 PM
I really like your model it displays a great amount of talent and skill.
Excellent lighting and color gamma!

JustinAlvarez
02 February 2005, 09:14 AM
that's amazing!

javierdl
02 February 2005, 12:51 PM
BGX, I have a question for you. But first let me say that this is for sure one of the most impressive and detailed CG artworks I have ever seen, to say the least.

I am presently doing my 1st UVs editing work for a human body. I am using max7, and although I've been told max7 has the easiest and most comprehensive UV editing tools I can't wait to be done with this phase :( But then when I see your work, WOW! I can't help but think about the UVs editing! So with this in mind, would you mind saying how long it took you to UV map it?
And maybe, for how long have you been UV mapping too.

Thanks in advance BGX :)

DPC

Moreira
02 February 2005, 06:36 PM
That´s is the most fascinated idea that I saw today in CG talk.

Iluminate idea.

bdixon
02 February 2005, 08:49 PM
Not much else to say, I definetly don't have and negative comments to make. Keep it up!

fluids
03 March 2005, 09:34 PM
nice lighting and texture. i love the shadow.

reven
03 March 2005, 09:42 PM
just as i was trying to figure out bat wings...i find this...which will help me to visualize the construction...your work is inspiring...will keep it in my folder as reference!

Lifthz
03 March 2005, 03:38 AM
I love the texturing and model. Superb lighting especially.

carlosvk
04 April 2005, 05:10 PM
Takes you back in time. Is there a chance to see more renders?

Carlos.

ghostfog13
02 February 2006, 07:05 PM
the lighting, the textures..... uh..... "renders" me speechless. great job!

blueferret
03 March 2006, 05:00 AM
I love that pastel look Davinci painted with light like that............

tddtk
03 March 2006, 10:33 AM
great job.five stars.

djrovers123
07 July 2006, 09:09 PM
:bounce: wow i like these consepts of Davinci's he shure was a mystiriuous man and i like whatevre which is related to mystries so what you have created is also in the list of what i like and you have actually made it came to life the creator must have had awarded you if he was alive great work man keep it up:thumbsup:

nadergholipour
02 February 2007, 04:57 AM
looks like it could realy fly!!!

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